Elk Neck State Park

     


North East, Maryland
Phone: (410) 287-5333

Sites: 268
Recent Rate: $24 7/2014


Latitude: 39.4803611572071
Longitude: -75.9848785400391

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 53
  • Good 11
  • Average 1
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

66 Reviews

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Chave

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed at site #4 - full hook-ups, very nice site, good privacy, bathhouse directly across from site. Driveway on site is paved, as well as the campground roads. Verizon service fair at site, good at the beach and lighthouse. Internet at store - average (slow) - no password protection. TV reception - excellent - all four networks. Bathhouse has two showers each for women and men's bathrooms. Showers average. Biking good for most of the park; some hills. Laundry $2.00 for washer and $1.50 for dryer - limited hours of operation (closed Monday and Tuesday). When coming on I-95 or Hwy 40 from the south, go on Hwy 1 to cross the Susquehanna River, otherwise will pay $24 toll if towing a vehicle (4-axles). With MD senior discount, paid half-price (Sun - Thur.). We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Motorhome.

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GoldenGirl

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 9 days while my son was at Boy Scout camp just down the road. This is a beautiful state park with a lot to offer. There are numerous hiking trails and we saw everything from bald eagles to beaver dams. There is a nice little beach that is free to campers (bring your water shoes, there are rocks for the first 50 feet) and a boat launch with a dog-friendly beach next to it. We stayed in the North East loop which is the only one with sewer. It was very quiet and very family-friendly. The bathrooms were very modern and spotless. Each campsite has a host right on site, and our hosts cleaned the bathrooms twice per day. My only negatives were that there was only Wi-Fi at the store, cell phone service in the park was almost non-existent, and many of the sites were tricky to get into and not level. We were in one of the pull-through sites, and it was very shallow with cement poles in the space between the driveway and the road making it very difficult to find a place that was somewhat level, far enough forward for the sewer, but far enough from the poles to allow our slide to come out. Overall though we had a wonderful time. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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CherylAnn M

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second year in a row that we camped here and in the same site that we camped in last year. We camped in the Northeast Loop which is a full hook-up site and camped on Site #20 which was very level and an easy to back in. We enjoyed our stay last year around the same time towards the end of April and enjoyed our stay almost around the same time we stayed this year. Not a lot to do except for walk the trails or go visit the lighthouse, but this year we decided to go in town and walk around which lead to be enjoyable. Everyone that lives in town and everyone that camped around us were very nice and friendly and those in town with shops were very professional. We will be back again next year as our tradition started with Elk Neck as our first outing. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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docj

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park with many large, very private sites. We were in #14 on the full hookup loop and it was an easy to back into site long enough for our 40'MH and our toad. It was an extremely private site and we recommend it. The roads and sites are paved and we didn't have any problem maneuvering on them. As has been noted, the last few miles of SR272 to the park are winding and fairly narrow but aren't a problem if you slow down. There are some trees both overhead and on the side that may hit your RV but they weren't a serious issue. There were too many trees on our site to get satellite TV, but it ought to be possible on some sites. The Verizon signal is weak, but with a Wilson Sleek we were able to hold a 4G connection and it was fast enough to stream video. Cell phone service without an amplifier was spotty. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bdunk

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped over a 3 day weekend. The full hookup loop is the only one open in the winter. The park is very clean. The water is clean and the power was very stable. We hiked many of the trails and throughout the other loops. There are lots of deer and other wildlife to see in the park. You have to drive from the CG to the entrance of lighthouse trail. There is a great town just before you get to the park that has some great seafood. The road into the park is narrow and curvy but no problem if you take it slow. Will be back again for sure We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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mahill526

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

You have to go through the town of North East to get to the park, which is very busy on the weekends. The roads leading in are very hilly with some sharp curves. We stayed on site#2, which is by the dumpster, not an issue on cooler days. Our site was very level, but had to be backed in, up hill. A fire ring and picnic table is provided. The sites have plenty of room between them, and some are further separated by trees and foliage. The only place with Wi-Fi is the park store. No cable, but we we were able to get a few over the air channels. The park itself is extremely clean and very quiet. A lot of playgrounds throughout for the kids. A short drive to the Turkey Point lighthouse trail. There are several other hiking/biking trails you could take. We had a nice relaxing weekend, and will be back. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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CherylAnn M

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Highly Recommend! Since buying a brand new travel trailer and taking it on our very first excursion we decided to take it to Elk Neck State Park since we were familiar with the park and had wanted to go visited it again only this time we camped there. Quiet, pet friendly, walking paths and we had a Great site in the North East Loop #20. Our site was a back in and we had No problem getting into it. The trailer leveled perfectly on our first shot. This was a Full Hook-up site along with a fire ring, picnic table, and plenty of wonderful other campers around us. We also planned this trip with friends of ours who have a young son and a dog, and all of us had a great weekend! We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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sheegs

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is just beautiful and well maintained. Highly recommend it. Do not miss the hike to Turkey Point Lighthouse. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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eb145

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very shady in the Elk Loop. Old bathhouse but reasonably clean. Pet friendly with lots of trails. We found two beach areas accessible by hiking down a steep embankment that were great for wading and dog walking / splashing. There are lots of camping loops with some difference in character. Some loops are very shady with huge trees and others have some shade but more open. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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skater

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent! We stayed in the North East loop with full hookups, and we couldn't have been happier. Note - if you have a longer rig, be sure to check the pictures of the sites on the website, because some have a slope you have to back up to get the trailer in. But other sites are pull through or easy back-ins. Cellular service for AT&T was weak or nonexistent in our site, but Verizon was good. We'll definitely be back. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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monkeypants

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Our second time to this beautiful park. Great walk out to the lighthouse. Well maintained. Camp host and rangers are friendly. Nice end to our season. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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ryjackopher

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the full hook-up area. Very nice loop, nicely maintained sites. Smooth pavement great for kids to ride bikes. Explored park on bike, nice sites throughout. Fun kids programs. Ticks were bad. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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windjamming

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park with plenty of hiking trails, swimming and playgrounds. Their web site and reviews here tell you that there is Wi-Fi and big rig access. Both of these statements are a bit misleading. The Wi-Fi is only available at the camp store and there are very few sites that can accommodate a "big rig". We were originally given site 247 on the Chester loop but we couldn't get our 40' fifth wheel backed into the site. The trees were too close for us to maneuver into the site. Leaving the Chester loop was another challenge. The road is very narrow with trees right up to the edge of the pavement. This makes negotiating the curves difficult at best. I had to swing so far to the right on one curve that was actually driving off the pavement and onto an unoccupied campsite. I only missed the tree on the left by 3 or 4 inches. We ended up in site 26 in the North East loop which was a full hookup site. Unfortunately we had to shorten our stay by one day because the site had been reserved. Bottom line, If you have a long rig don't stay anywhere in this park except the North East Loop which is only loop with full hookups. There are only 30 sites available in this loop and most won't handle a unit over 30' long so reserve early. I think site 26 is actually the largest site in the campground. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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TTCacher

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been to this campground at least once every year the past four years. It is one of our favorites. We had a site in the North East Loop and find most of the sites very usable and mostly level. This loop is a full-hookup loop, a rarity for MD State Parks. There is plenty of hiking and a beach nearby on a Chesapeake Bay tributary. We have found the staff at the registration booth, the camp store and the Nature Center all to be friendly and helpful. This loop does fill up fast, so you have to reserve early. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Hummings102

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $66.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first trip out in our new travel trailer. It was cold, but that meant the fire was nice and bugs where low. We stayed at site #8- it was just about completely level. The only con would be that we were constantly tracking in the small gravel used at the site into our camper. Would camp here again. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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